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Improv with Latin Montuno Pattern

Introduction

This Latin improvisation lesson uses an A minor montuno. A montuno is a unique accompaniment pattern often used in Latin America, especially in Afro-Cuban music.

The Chord Progression

Materials to Use

This chord progression is basically just a big A minor chord. So improvise using the A minor scale—but be sure to try to borrow rhythmic ideas from the backing track to create melodies with.

A Minor

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Backing Track

When you’re ready, play along with the track.

Exercises

  • Play the montuno pattern along with the track.
  • Create your own A minor accompaniment to play with the track.
  • Improvise a simple melody consisting of 5-10 notes to play along with the track.
  • Try to learn and mimic the rhythms used in the track.

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